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County Kildare Orchestra to perform by candlelight in aid of Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on December 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

County Kildare Orchestra, in its 15th year, will play a special concert by candlelight – Christmas by Candlelight – in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland in St David’s Church of Ireland, Main St, Naas on 14 December at 8pm.

In a very atmospheric venue and performing by candlelight this promises to be a real treat featuring Christmas classics old and new. CKO will be joined by Tenor Philip Scott and Boy Soprano David O’Carroll who will sing together and separately with a beautiful version of the Christmas favourite Walking in the Air. Other works by Borodin, Mendelssohn and a rendition of Christmas at the Movies all make for a great night’s entertainment.

Tickets cost 15euro and proceeds will go to the Alzhemier Society of Ireland. A cause close to the heart of some of the CKO players.

A night not to be missed....


CKO to play free concert for Culture Night

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on September 2, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

County Kildare Orchestra will play a free concert on September 20th In Castletown House Celbridge to celebrate Culture Night. Featuring one of Beethoven's greatest symphonies, number 7, reocgnisable from the film The King's Speech and other favourites this is a fantastic opportunity to see a Symphony Orchestra in concert for free! 

The concert starts at 8pm BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL to avoid disappointment. Call Castletown House on 01 6288252. The Courtyard Cafe in Castletown House is offering a special deal for a 3 course pre-concert meal for only €20 per person. Again booking is essential.

The players are all looking forward to getting going again and we hope you'll join us on the night.

Spring Concert - Love and Hope

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on April 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

 

County Kildare Orchestra’s Spring concert will be in the Church of Sacred Heart & St. Brigid, Kilcullen, on Saturday 18 May 2013, at 8.30pm, with the kind permission of V. Rev. Michael Murphy, PP. 

 

A donation from the proceeds of the concert will go to the Irish Cancer Society and the programme’s theme is Love and Hope. Music will include Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Fauré and we are delighted to have local soprano, Erin Dollard, performing with us. Audience members will recognise the theme from The King's Speech and 2 soloists from within the ranks of the orchestra will perform.

 

Tickets are €15 and are available from 086 89 55 787. Further details are available on our website or on Facebook. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

 

County Kildare Orchestra celebrates its 14th year and has performed in many venues throughout the county. Guest Conductor, Lorcan Daly, says, “Love and Hope are so important in fighting cancer and we are delighted to bring these to you in our concert. We look forward to welcoming you to our Spring concert. Thank you for supporting this cause”.

 

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Special Mother's Day Concert

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on February 27, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Treat your Mum to a special concert on Mother's Day.

County Kildare Orchestra will play a once off, light classical concert with some old favourites in the Westgrove Hotel in Clane on March 10th Mother's Day. Concert starts at 5pm. Tickets are €5 and available at the door. All proceeds will go to the funding of Clane's St Patrick's Day Festival.

Join us for a great afternoon's entertainment.

Don't miss out - Beethoven 7th

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on January 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

County Kildare Orchestra are taking on one of their most challenging works to date for their concert in May this year. The Orchestra will perform all 4 movements of Beethoven's acclaimed 7th Symphony. The second movement is most well known for it's part in the film The King's Speech.

Rehearsal's are well under way but we always welcome new players and are especially interested in string players at the moment. If you'd like to enquire or join up send us an email.

New Year - New Score

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on January 5, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

County Kildare Orchestra is getting back to work this month with first rehersal taking place on January 13th. This year the orchestra are continuing to grow their repertoire with more challenging works, taking on Beethoven's 7th symphony in it's entirety! It is hoped to perform this symphony along with some other pieces featuring soloists from the orchestra at this year's concert in the Riverbank theatre,Newbridge in May.

Keep checking the website for further details.

CKO ring in Christmas in style

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on December 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (4)

County Kildare Orchestra wowed the audience in Caragh Church last night with an array of musical talent including festive favourites and classical masterpieces. Joined on the night by Caragh's 2 accomplished choirs - Le Cheile and Caragh Parish Choir and soprano Erin Dollard and under the baton of conductor Lorcan Daly, thte audience were treated to 2 hours of musical entertainment.

The evening began with Mozart's welll loved Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, followed by the enchanting Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni. Both building up to the moment of the night the atmospheric and very challenging Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn. Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, more commonly known as The Can Can, provided a rousing precursor to the elegant soprano Erin Dollard who finished off the first half with Handel's How Beautiful Are the Feet from his masterpiece The Messiah.

The second half was all about Christmas starting with the old favourite, Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. The 2 choirs both sang beautiful lesser known Christmas songs and joined together for a magical performance of Liam Lawton's Ave Maria (There is a Heart). Erin Dollard lifted the roof with her rendition of O Holy Night accompanied by the orchestra. Choirs, soloist and orchestra then joined together to bring a fantastic evening of music to a close with A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson. 

A truly great evening of musical classics with the orchestra going from strength to strength and continuing to challenge themselves with more complicated and challenging material. Great compliments were heard from the audience who certainly enjoyed a great night's entertainment. 


CKO Xmas Concert Caragh Church Dec 15th

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on October 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (1)

County Kildare Orchestra is delighted to perform our Christmas Concert in the Church of Our Lady & St. Joseph, Caragh, on Saturday 15 December, at 8.00pm, with the kind permission of Fr Joe McDermott.  The programme features Mendelssohn’s atmospheric Hebridies Overture and our popular festive favourites. We are delighted to have Le Chéile Choir and Caragh Parish Choir performing with us, as well as renowned soloist, Erin Dollard.

Caragh is ideally located, just off the N7 near Naas and close to the N4. Click here for map and directions.

Tickets remain priced at just €10 (children at €5). Tickets are available from 086 89 55 787 or from the Parish Office and further details are available on our website or on Facebook.

County Kildare Orchestra celebrates its 14th year and has performed in many venues throughout the county. Guest Conductor, Lorcan Daly, says, “the orchestra continues to grow and we appreciate your continuing support. We look forward to welcoming you to our Christmas celebration”.

CKO is supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service and the Arts Council

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CKO launches new website

Posted by County Kildare Orchestra on October 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (3)

We are delighted to announce that County Kildare Orchestra (CKO) has a new website. Our new site will allow us to keep followers and our players up to date with all concerts and rehersal arrangements.

We hope you like it:)


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